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  1. Content type: Research

    Non-consensual sex (NCS) among young people, an important subject with public health and human rights implications, was less studied in China. This study is to investigate the NCS awareness and victimization o...

    Authors: Xiayun Zuo, Chaohua Lou, Ersheng Gao, Qiguo Lian and Iqbal H. Shah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:49

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    A variety of different approaches to measuring contraceptive use have been used or proposed, either to assess current use or adherence over time, using subjective or objective measures. This paper reports an o...

    Authors: Chris Smith, Phil Edwards and Caroline Free

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:50

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  3. Content type: Research

    Iron deficiency remains a prevalent adolescent health problem in low income countries. Iron supplementation is recommended but improvement of iron status requires good adherence.

    Authors: Adélaïde Compaoré, Sabine Gies, Bernard Brabin, Halidou Tinto and Loretta Brabin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:48

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  4. Content type: Research

    Preterm birth is the leading cause of child mortality under 5 years of age. Temporal trends in preterm birth rates are highly heterogeneous among countries and little information exists for China. To address t...

    Authors: Changchang Li, Zhijiang Liang, Michael S. Bloom, Qiong Wang, Xiaoting Shen, Huanhuan Zhang, Suhan Wang, Weiqing Chen, Yan Lin, Qingguo Zhao and Cunrui Huang

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:47

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Psychological health is related to the management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and is an essential component of self-efficacy and enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Need assessment and plans to improve the p...

    Authors: Fatemeh ZareMobini, Ashraf Kazemi and Ziba Farajzadegan

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:46

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  6. Content type: Research

    A prolonged and complicated second stage of labour is associated with serious perinatal complications. The Odon device is an innovation intended to perform instrumental vaginal delivery presently under develop...

    Authors: Javier A. Schvartzman, Hugo Krupitzki, Mario Merialdi, Ana Pilar Betrán, Jennifer Requejo, My Huong Nguyen, Effy Vayena, Angel E. Fiorillo, Enrique C. Gadow, Francisco M. Vizcaino, Felicitas von Petery, Victoria Marroquin, María Luisa Cafferata, Agustina Mazzoni, Valerie Vannevel, Robert C. Pattinson…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:45

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  7. Content type: Research

    Religious leaders are one of the key actors in the issue of female genital cutting (FGC) due to the influential position they have in the community and the frequent association of FGC with the religion. This s...

    Authors: Hamdia M. Ahmed, Mosleh S. Kareem, Nazar P. Shabila and Barzhang Q. Mzori

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:44

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  8. Content type: Research

    Family planning is key for reducing unintended pregnancies and their health consequences and is also associated with improvements in economic outcomes. Our objective was to identify groups of sexually active w...

    Authors: Fernanda Ewerling, Cesar G. Victora, Anita Raj, Carolina V. N. Coll, Franciele Hellwig and Aluisio J. D. Barros

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:42

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lack of respectful maternity care (RMC) is increasingly recognized as a human rights issue and a key deterrent to women seeking facility-based deliveries. Ensuring facility-based RMC is essential for improving...

    Authors: M. M. Dynes, E. Twentyman, L. Kelly, G. Maro, A. A. Msuya, S. Dominico, P. Chaote, R. Rusibamayila and F. Serbanescu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:41

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  10. Content type: Research

    Women’s access to abortion care is often denied or hampered due to a range of barriers, many of which are rooted in abortion stigma. Abortion values clarification and attitude transformation (VCAT) workshops a...

    Authors: Katherine L. Turner, Erin Pearson, Allison George and Kathryn L. Andersen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:40

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    In-country research capacity is key to creating improvements in local implementation of health programs and can help prioritize health issues in a landscape of limited funding. Research prioritization has show...

    Authors: Moazzam Ali, Madeline Farron, Leopold Ouedraogo, Ramez Khairi Mahaini, Kelsey Miller and Rita Kabra

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:39

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  12. Content type: Research

    HIV status disclosure to male partners is important for optimal outcomes in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Depending on timing of HIV diagnosis or pregnancy status, readiness to...

    Authors: Angela Odiachi, Salome Erekaha, Llewellyn J. Cornelius, Christopher Isah, Habib O. Ramadhani, Laura Rapoport and Nadia A. Sam-Agudu

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:36

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  13. Content type: Research

    Daysy is a fertility monitor that uses the fertility awareness method by tracking and analyzing the individual menstrual cycle. In addition, Daysy can be connected to the application DaysyView to transfer stor...

    Authors: Martin C. Koch, Johannes Lermann, Niels van de Roemer, Simone K. Renner, Stefanie Burghaus, Janina Hackl, Ralf Dittrich, Sven Kehl, Patricia G. Oppelt, Thomas Hildebrandt, Caroline C. Hack, Uwe G. Pöhls, Stefan P. Renner and Falk C. Thiel

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:37

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  14. Content type: Research

    The sex composition of existing children has been shown to influence childbearing decision-making and behaviors of women and couples. One aspect of this influence is the preference for sons. In India, where so...

    Authors: Sowmya Rajan, Priya Nanda, Lisa M. Calhoun and Ilene S. Speizer

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:35

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  15. Content type: Research

    Public funding for fertility services within the United Kingdom is limited, and therefore, strict guidance exists regarding who can be offered treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). Body mass index...

    Authors: Prasanna Raj Supramaniam, Monica Mittal, Enda McVeigh and Lee Nai Lim

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:34

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  16. Content type: Research

    Phthalates, a class of endocrine disruptors, have been demonstrated to accelerate loss of ovarian follicle pool via disrupting folliculogenesis, and lead to diminished ovarian reserve. However, human data are ...

    Authors: Yao-Yao Du, Na Guo, Yi-Xin Wang, Xiang Hua, Tao-Ran Deng, Xue-Mei Teng, Yang-Cheng Yao and Yu-Feng Li

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:33

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  17. Content type: Research

    The paucity of human resources for health buoyed by excessive workloads has been identified as being responsible for poor quality obstetric care, which leads to high maternal mortality in Nigeria. While there ...

    Authors: Friday Okonofua, Lorretta Ntoimo, Rosemary Ogu, Hadiza Galadanci, Rukiyat Abdus-salam, Mohammed Gana, Ola Okike, Kingsley Agholor, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola and Abdullahi Randawa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:32

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  18. Content type: Research

    In Sierra Leone, 34% of pregnancies and 40% of maternal deaths are in the adolescent population. Risks are known to be higher for younger adolescents, this being borne out by a household survey in Eastern Free...

    Authors: Lucy November and Jane Sandall

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:31

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  19. Content type: Research

    Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C, herein FGM) is a widespread and harmful practice. The Government developed a national campaign in Sudan, called Saleema, to change social norms discouraging FGM. S...

    Authors: Andrea C. Johnson, W. Douglas Evans, Nicole Barrett, Howida Badri, Tamador Abdalla and Cody Donahue

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:30

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  20. Content type: Research

    Screening services for cervical pre-cancerous lesions is currently available for all women aged 30–49 years at public hospitals in Ethiopia. Though women’s knowledge and their attitude are determinants for the...

    Authors: Alehegn Bishaw Geremew, Abebaw Addis Gelagay and Telake Azale

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:29

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  21. Content type: Research

    Unintended pregnancy is associated with poorer health outcomes for women and their families. In Tajikistan, around 26% of married 15–24 year old women have an unmet need for contraception. There is some eviden...

    Authors: Ona McCarthy, Irrfan Ahamed, Firuza Kulaeva, Ravshan Tokhirov, Salokhiddin Saibov, Marieka Vandewiele, Sarah Standaert, Baptiste Leurent, Phil Edwards, Melissa Palmer and Caroline Free

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:28

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  22. Content type: Research

    Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is an authority with limited resources. Therefore, research conducted in such a setting should be prioritized and coordinated to follow a national research agenda. This stu...

    Authors: Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh, Rula Ghandour, Marina Tucktuck and Mohammad Obiedallah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:27

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  23. Content type: Research

    In 2011, family planning (FP) services were integrated at Martin Preuss Centre (MPC), in urban Lilongwe, Malawi. To date, no previous study evaluated pregnancy rates among HIV-positive women after the integrat...

    Authors: Hannock Tweya, Caryl Feldacker, Salem Gugsa and Sam Phiri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15:25

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